Miscellaneous nineteenth and twentieth century illustrated and photographic postcards, showing architectural details and scenes. Mostly from Great Britain and France, and some with manuscript messages and inscriptions. ( 1 reviews )
Book 1 features a dedication page from Robert Peake to Henry, Prince of Wales. Manuscript note dated 1756 on verso of book 3, chapter 4, fol. 1: "On the sixth of Nov. the Rotunda of the ancient Pantheon at Rome suddenly fell in, to the [ ] demolition of that amazing
Agent's trade label pasted on to title page: All information regarding supplying the above, also special designs and estimates, will be supplied by G[eorge]. H. Potts, agent, 92 Princes Street, Edinburgh. Further Potts label to exterior binding. Former GSA library label inside front cover marking location as cupboard P shelf 77. Pencil manuscript inscription Robert Robertson 359 to title page, now crossed through. Further pencil inscription School of Art. Further pen manuscript inscription, now...
Instructional card published by Vyse and Hill, Wolfe Street, Stoke on knitting socks for men and boys inserted to front, and inscribed S. E. Aug 11th 1900. Newspaper cutting of Princess Elizabeth as a baby in Hyde Park before her trip to Scotland also inserted.
Adam Luke Gowans graduated with an MA from the University of Glasgow in 1895 before entering publishing. This scrapbook was probably used to compile examples of historiated initials and letters that could be used as the basis for those in his published works.
Gothic type, often in double column. AD woodcut monogram of Albrecht Durer on title page. c.136 full-length woodcuts of human figures in proportion. 4 folding woodcut diagrams and numerous smaller woodcut diagrams in text depicting hands, arms and head in closer detail.
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Two books bound as one: Third book - Fourth book. Pencil annotations atop most plates. Third book: plate XX is double-fold. Fourth book: plates VIII, XIV, XXI, XXX, XXXVII, XLII, LI, LVII, LXXVII, XCIV are double-fold.